Mill on the Floss (1937)

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It's a tossup as to which George Eliot novel has most often been adapted to the screen, though it appears that Mill on the Floss has nosed out Silas Marner. Set in early 19th century England, the story focuses on the long-standing rivalry between two Lincolnshire families. The animosity stems from the refusal of mill owner Mr. Tulliver (Sam Livesey) to relinquish his water rights to demonic solicitor Mr. Wakem (Felix Aylmer). Caught in the legal crossfire is Tulliver's daughter Maggie (Geraldine Fitzgerald), in love with Wakem's good-hearted (albeit physically challenged) son Philip (Frank Lawton). When Maggie's good name is compromised by scandal, it is Philip who champions her cause, allowing them both a brief respite of happiness before the inevitable tragic denoument, in which the Floss River itself becomes a "character". Released in the US at 82 minutes, Mill on the Floss has since been restored to its original 94 minutes. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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NR
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

Geraldine Fitzgerald
as Maggie Tulliver
Frank Lawton
as Philip Wakem
Victoria Hopper
as Lucy Deane
Fay Compton
as Mrs. Tulliver
James Mason
as Tom Tulliver
Griffith Jones
as Stephen Guest
Sam Livesey
as Mr. Tulliver
Mary Clare
as Mrs. Moss
Athene Seyler
as Mrs. Pullet
Martita Hunt
as Mrs. Glegg
Amy Veness
as Mrs. Deane
Felix Aylmer
as Mr. Wakem
William Devlin
as Bob Jakin
Ivor Barnard
as Mr. Moss
Eldon Gorst
as Tom as a Child
O.B. Clarence
as Mr. Gore
Philip Sydney Frost
as Philip Wakem as a Child
W.E. Holloway
as D. Stelling
David Horne
as Mr. Deane
Eliot Makeham
as Mr. Pullet
Arthur West Payne
as Bob Jakin as a Child
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